Chrysocolla beads, body jewelry and gemstone pendants from Dream Factory Beads

Chrysocolla Beads

Chrysocolla has an attractive blue-green colour and is a minor ore of copper, having a hardness of 2.5 to 3.5. Chrysocolla beads, pendants and body jewelry are copper based minerals. It is also used as an ornamental stone. Chrysocolla (hydrated copper silicate) is a mineral, (Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4┬ĚnH2O. It is of secondary origin and forms in the oxidation zones of copper ore bodies. Associated minerals are quartz, limonite, azurite, malachite, cuprite, and other secondary copper minerals. Wholesale prices are offered for all gemstone beads directly from our mines in Africa and China as well as body jewelry in spirals, hangers, plugs and tunnels. Cuprite is a very expensive copper based mineral that looks like red garnet.

Mystical Properties: Wearing chrysocolla jewelry is thought to improve psychic ability, aid in prophetic dreaming, attaining a trance and communicating with the spirit world. Sometimes mentioned as useful in love spells. Said to heal a broken heart and renew emotional strength. Thought to help release those who are overly concerned with material goods/wealth. Thought to give wisdom in speech, as in improving knowing when to speak--and when to keep silent. Said to relieve allergies and improve endurance and physical strength. Chrysocolla is an important gemstone in subduing an over-active 2nd Chakra (Sacral). Natural healers use chrysocolla to relieve allergies, increase the ability to love, improve home life and strengthen relationships. Healing Properties: Said to help calm the spirit and expel feelings of guilt. Used to relieve allergies. Said to help with blood sugar and pancreas problems. Muscle cramps and spasms.

Scientific Properties: Composed of Hydrous Copper Hydroxyl Silicate. As this is a hydrous or wet stone, it should be protected from sunlight and heat, which will dry it out. A soft gemstone, it must be treated with care. Hardness: 2.0-4.0 on the Moh's Hardness Scale.

Chrysocolla has an attractive blue-green colour and is a minor ore of copper, having a hardness of 2.5 to 3.5. It is also used as an ornamental stone. It is typically found as glassy botryoidal or rounded masses and crusts, or vein fillings. Because of its light color, it is sometimes confused with turquoise. Commonly it occurs only as pourous crusts unsuitable for gem use, but high quality, gem-grade chrysocolla can be translucent and is highly prized.

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